Morehouse College is home to the Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program. Scholars of the program received a major gift from the media mogul that deserves a million praises.
The organization was styled to financially support the education of Morehouse attendees. So far, 600 men have reaped its benefits. The Atlanta HBCU already counted up $12 million in the program when it was first established in 1989. When Oprah visited for its 30th anniversary, she decided to take the funds up a notch. With a $13 million donation, the program now totals $25 million of investment from the woman who just can't stop giving. She shared with the students on Monday (Oct. 6):
"Seeing you young Oprah Winfrey scholars here today has moved me deeply. I am so proud of you, I'm proud of everybody in attendance at this school who is seeking to know more clearly who you are, the value you hold and how you will share that value with the rest of the world."
Morehouse President David A. Thomas went on about his gratitude towards Oprah and the legacy she's created.
"I'm grateful to Oprah Winfrey for her generosity. I am also feeling hopeful for Morehouse and what it has garnered in terms of philanthropic support with gifts like Oprah's and Robert Smith's. I am hopeful that this will also get others to step up with their support of Morehouse, but even more broadly, historically black colleges and universities."